Boruto: Naruto the Movie Review – Young Shinobi to Surpass His Father

Boruto Naruto the MovieBoruto: Naruto the Movie properly mashed together great storytelling with fantastic action that exceeds all of its predecessors. This is the only movie in the franchise with Naruto as Hokage sets in the near future focusing on his skilled yet apathetic son. Unlike his father, Uzumaki Naruto, Boruto does not care about understanding what it means to become a ninja, only how to defeat his father and earn his attention.

To achieve this… Wait, let me tell you a little concept and story. I promise I won’t give you any spoiler and ruin your enjoyment watching this anime film later.

To achieve this, Boruto enlists aid from Sasuke, who has just came back from Kaguyas dimension with bothersome news of a powerful new enemies. Along with the chuunin on exams underway, Boruto tries to master the Rasengan and uses a non-traditional new ninja device to move up in the exams. Just when things apparently look up, the enemies show up and kidnaps Naruto! From here, the main story and characters development started.

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I knew that this film has a lot of drawbacks, starting from story to concept. Yes, many people hate it and give it low rate. But I personally don’t hate it that much. The story itself is almost same like Naruto in the past, but I didn’t hate it despite it felt so boring. Honestly, there are some scenes that I really enjoy to watched.

Boruto: Naruto the Movie Anime

Boruto: Naruto the Movie is the Japanese action anime film produced by Studio Pierrot and directed by Hiroyuki Yamashita. The film was released on August 7, 2015 in Japan and on February 19, 2017 in English version.

The film itself is based on the popular Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto titled Naruto to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the series. Aniplex published the series on both DVD and Blu-ray on July 6, 2016. The latest Blu-ray of the film was released on March 28, 2017.

Boruto: Naruto the Movie Anime Review

Boruto Naruto the Movie Blu-ray
Boruto – Naruto the Movie
combo pack (BD/DVD) [Blu-ray] Released on March 28, 2017


With Naruto as the Seventh Hokage, the Konoha village is planning to host the Chuunin Exams to train new shinobi from the village and from allied villages. Among the entrants are Sasuke’s daughter, Sarada; an exceptionally talented yet mysterious shinobi, Mitsuki; and Naruto’s talented but impetuous son, Boruto.

Meanwhile, Sasuke who’s been on a mission in another dimension, appears before Naruto to warn of a strange impending danger. Shrouded with an evil aura, Momoshiki and Kinshiki appear and attempt to assassinate Naruto. Petrified, Boruto is shielded by Naruto, only for him to disappear in front of Baruto’s eyes.

Story / Plot / Concept

The plot is nothing special. It is quite simply an encore to the series and focuses on the new generation, that got presented in the final chapter of the main series. The story focuses on Naruto’s son, Boruto, who’s torn between rebelling against him for not having time for his kids and admiring his father as the hokage. I personally think that it has really good execution in first half, but a fairly cookie cutter in second half and turns out to be a boring show. However, the battle scenes are still awesome!


The art and animation are excellent. The fight scenes are fluent and choreographed very well. The duet between Naruto and Sasuke VS Momoshiki definitely deserves to be stated.

Boruto Naruto the Movie Artwork


I think the main story centers around Boruto, who has father complex. A standard internal conflict in Naruto’s story and concept and may likely be off putting to some audiences. However, despite we already know that Boruto is main character here, I failed to recognized it! I feel that the main character is still the same, Naruto, not Boruto. Putting that aside, the character designs are good. But I still prefer the Naruto Shippuden’s than this one.


Some other excellent parts. I think Naruto had always an awesome soundtrack. They recycled several songs from the series as well. The sound itself has an epic mix of orchestral and rock compositions with extra Eastern touch of taiko drums, shamisen, and bamboo flute that has become a fingerprint of Naruto franchise.

Overall (75/100)

Just like what I said before, Boruto: Naruto the Movie has its own cons and pros. Sometimes it looks so boring, and sometimes it gives me some vibes through the story. If you ask me whether this film worth or not to be watched, then it depends on what you’re looking for. If you are expecting some great sequel from Naruto Shippuuden, it surely not the best choice. I think this anime is only for fans who want to know how the next generation looks like.

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